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Five Mayo pals launch epic Wild Atlantic Way Challenge

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Five hardy souls from Mayo are getting ready to take on a wild sort of a challenge for charity next month.

City man appeals to public to support his fundraising walk

A city man will undertake a major fundraising walk this month in aid of a Dublin hospital.

The Great Malin to Mizen Vespa Run in aid of Western Care

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Imagine nine counties and 665km of open road from the top of Ireland (Malin Head) to the very bottom (Mizen Head)! Manageable if you have a sparkling two litre car with air condition and comfortable suspension but what about a Vespa PX 125 scooter (max speed, 45mph)? Internet research will tell you that it has never been done before. This is a challenge that is going to be attempted by local Castlebar man, Ian Mc Dyer. In conjunction with McCarthy’s Bar, Main Street, Castlebar, Ian and his support team will make their attempt next weekend on Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18.

South Mayo cycling club aiming to be biggest in Connacht

Members of Western Lakes Cycling Club gathered in Inch’s Bar, Ballinrobe, recently to launch the new club website along with its calendar of events for the coming year. The main focus of the night was to launch the new look club website designed by Design West, Kiltimagh. The venture has been a great success resulting in a catchy new website containing the club’s up to date information and activities and at the same time is very user friendly.

Pair paddle from Cork to Donegal for charities

Two Athlone-based gardaí are currently halfway through an epic kayak journey from the bottom to the top of Ireland in aid of charity.

Galway man cycling length of the country for SERVE

Galway city native Liam Warden is among six SERVE volunteers undertaking a gruelling cycle from Malin Head to Mizen Head. The six day cycle commences on May 22 and hopes to spread the message of solidarity. The team come from various backgrounds and locations all across the country.

Athlone and Moate schools make final in the Midlands Science Competition

Science is alive and well in primary education in the Westmeath with two local schools making it to the finals of the Midlands Science competition. The Midlands Science Competition was open to primary schools in Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, and Laois. The competition was organised by Tullamore-based development agency Atlantic Corridor and it is sponsored by Ericsson, the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators.

Malin to Mizen cycle to stop over in Athlone

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This Friday sees the beginning of the Frank Young Memorial Cycle 2010 from Malin Head in county Donegal to Mizen Head in county Cork. The cycle was set up to commemorate the life of local man Frank Young, who is legendary in the Midlands and beyond due to his lifetime involvement in sporting and charitable activities.

Crazy cycling challenge to raise funds for amazing Mia

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A “crazy cycling challenge” has provided much-needed support to a young Galway toddler who suffers from cerebral palsy.

Greenwave 2010 experiment looking for Mayo schools to participate

Mayo schools have been invited to take part in this year’s Greenwave project after 10 local schools took part in the project last year. The participating schools in 2009 included Quay National School, Quignamanger; Creggs Road, Ballina; Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Brid, Ballycastle; Holy Family National School, Glenhest Road, Newport; Corclough National School, Corchloch Beal An Mhuirthid; Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Feichin, An Crois, Claremorris; St Joseph's National School, Greenpark Road, Killala; Newtownwhite National School, Ballysokeery, Ballina; Cloonlyon National School, Charlestown; Killocraun National School, Castle Hill, Ballina; and Scoil Náisiúnta Chluain Luifin, Ballinrobe.

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